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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oxford Apartments (317 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick block on Furby Street in Winnipeg, measuring 114 feet by 48 feet, was designed by local architect James William Hawker and built in 1928 by contractor Walter Edwin Rooke at a cost of about $65,000. The building contained 22 apartments in its original configuration. It has 26 now.

Oxford Apartments under construction

Oxford Apartments under construction (1928)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1928, page 5.

Oxford Apartments

Oxford Apartments (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88813, W97.15744
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James William Hawker (1870-?)

Memorable Manitobans: Walter Edwin Rooke (1882-1958)


City of Winnipeg Building Permit 955/1928, City of Winnipeg Archives.

“New apartment block,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 July 1928, page 5.

Find a Postal Code, Canada Post.

Preparation of this page was supported, in part, by the Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund of the City of Winnipeg.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer, Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 24 March 2023

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